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Error Occured - Three state workflow

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  • http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/33106814/error-occured--three-state-workflow.aspx

    I faced this issue and was able to resolve it. I am hoping this will
    be helpful to someone who might get into trouble using the default
    three state workflow.

    I created a list and tried to use the default Three state workflow.
    The workflow was enabled to start as soon as a new list item was
    created. It started and the status was "Error Occurred". Being a Java
    guy I didn't know where to look for this error. I checked the Event
    Viewer but not much help. Is there a log file for Project Server
    application?

    Here is the reason why this happened. I had to go through most of my
    fields in the custom list to understand what was causing this problem.

    I had a field called Owner and I had enabled this option "Allow
    multiple selections: ". This caused something to break in the
    workflow. I am assuming it cannot handle a Person/Group field that
    allows multiple selections even though none of the list items actually
    had multiple persons selected.

    Hopefully this will help someone in the future if they enable any
    Person/Group field to have multiple selections.

    Kamlesh.

    Friday, October 15, 2010 4:37 AM

Answers

  • http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/33106814/error-occured--three-state-workflow.aspx

    I faced this issue and was able to resolve it. I am hoping this will
    be helpful to someone who might get into trouble using the default
    three state workflow.

    I created a list and tried to use the default Three state workflow.
    The workflow was enabled to start as soon as a new list item was
    created. It started and the status was "Error Occurred". Being a Java
    guy I didn't know where to look for this error. I checked the Event
    Viewer but not much help. Is there a log file for Project Server
    application?

    Here is the reason why this happened. I had to go through most of my
    fields in the custom list to understand what was causing this problem.

    I had a field called Owner and I had enabled this option "Allow
    multiple selections: ". This caused something to break in the
    workflow. I am assuming it cannot handle a Person/Group field that
    allows multiple selections even though none of the list items actually
    had multiple persons selected.

    Hopefully this will help someone in the future if they enable any
    Person/Group field to have multiple selections.

    Kamlesh.

    • Marked as answer by Me.Saqib Friday, October 15, 2010 4:37 AM
    Friday, October 15, 2010 4:37 AM

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  • http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/33106814/error-occured--three-state-workflow.aspx

    I faced this issue and was able to resolve it. I am hoping this will
    be helpful to someone who might get into trouble using the default
    three state workflow.

    I created a list and tried to use the default Three state workflow.
    The workflow was enabled to start as soon as a new list item was
    created. It started and the status was "Error Occurred". Being a Java
    guy I didn't know where to look for this error. I checked the Event
    Viewer but not much help. Is there a log file for Project Server
    application?

    Here is the reason why this happened. I had to go through most of my
    fields in the custom list to understand what was causing this problem.

    I had a field called Owner and I had enabled this option "Allow
    multiple selections: ". This caused something to break in the
    workflow. I am assuming it cannot handle a Person/Group field that
    allows multiple selections even though none of the list items actually
    had multiple persons selected.

    Hopefully this will help someone in the future if they enable any
    Person/Group field to have multiple selections.

    Kamlesh.

    • Marked as answer by Me.Saqib Friday, October 15, 2010 4:37 AM
    Friday, October 15, 2010 4:37 AM
  • Hi Kamlesh,

    This was the first Google search result for my problem and it solved the same problem I was having.

    Thanks, Michael.


    Michael Weinhardt

    Monday, February 20, 2012 1:08 AM
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